Prepping my RPR to shoot some matches.....

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  1. kvd

    kvd Silver $$ Contributor

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    Yes - I see now. They do stand out nicely against the purple. Intense bolt handle!

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  2. TerryH

    TerryH Silver $$ Contributor

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    Titanium dragon scale knob with polished stainless handle, laser engraved titanium shroud and custom flat fluted bolt. I simply can't resist anything shiny. ;)

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  3. kvd

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    I can relate to that. It is possible to chrome plate aluminum but a chrome plated scope might be overkill - then again, nah!

    Ken

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  4. TerryH

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    Beautiful setup!
     
  5. BikeEffects

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    Nice setup, Terry! I shoot a RPR myself in 6.5x47 Lapua. I thought your bag rider work was very interesting as I have dealt with bag riders on the RPR myself. Your rear setup was very clever. I am using a Magpul Gen III PRS stock and but still not great in the bags. I find that using the bag riders, the whole rig sits too high to for me to shoot comfortably. I notice you have a higher rear bag than I do and that may help me but I found shimming the rear bag using spacers under the bag is not a stable setup. Good luck with your shooting.
     
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  6. TerryH

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    Thanks! Good to hear about another RPR. How do you like the 6.4x47L?
     
  7. jonbearman

    jonbearman I live in new york state,how unfortunate ! Gold $$ Contributor

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    Nice job you did with the whole package.
     
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  8. TerryH

    TerryH Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thanks!
     
  9. BikeEffects

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    I am a huge fan of the 6.5x47L. I have built 2 of them. Besides the RPR, I have a custom rifle built on a Savage Precision Target action. The
    Savage has a Shilen barrel and the RPR has a Criterion barrel. Both chambers were cut with the same reamer that I ordered from PTG to my specs. Both have shot groups in the ones, twos and threes and will always shoot 1/2 MOA or better. The 6.5 Lapua is an outstanding cartridge to load for as well
     
  10. Forum Boss

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    Outstanding set of front and rear bag-riders. Other RPR and tubegun shooters should take note!

    Thanks for sharing.

     
  11. TerryH

    TerryH Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thanks for the info. 6.5L looks like a great round.
     
  12. TerryH

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    Thanks! Glad that I can contribute something worthwhile. Planning to tweak both ends in the next few days. 3" bag will be here Monday. I'll make a rider for that with improvements that have been suggested and see how it goes. I'll post the result.
     
  13. TerryH

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  14. TerryH

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    My optic game took a giant leap forward today. Got the Golden Eagle mounted. Saturday is range day at my local 1000 yard range so nice timing.

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  15. vahena

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    Your really setting up to the plate, good to see and good luck with your rifle. Please keep us posted.
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  16. TerryH

    TerryH Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thank you!
     
  17. seymour fish

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    Terry, living in a purple house, can't tell you how much I love your purple rifle/rest setup !
     
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  18. TerryH

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    Thank you fellow purple fan!
     
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    Got the 3" bag for the BE so I fabbed up a new front rider incorporating the suggestions that I got after the original post. I milled the top of the rider to fit the Seekins rail and mirrored that mill work on the bottom to leave just the outside contact surfaces.

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    Off to the local 1000 yard range to give all the new stuff a try today!
     
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  20. 370bc

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    I will ask what shouldn't be asked. 'How much $$ are you approximately into in this endeavor so far?? It's very impressive no matter what the $$ is . Love the ingenuity.
     

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